Bevacizumab and Lapatinib in Children With Recurrent or Refractory Ependymoma
This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
CERN Foundation - Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
First received: April 17, 2009
Last updated: September 5, 2014
Last verified: September 2014
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if the combination of Avastin (bevacizumab) and Tykerb (lapatinib) can help to control ependymoma in pediatric patients. The safety of this drug combination will also be studied.
||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
||A Phase II Study of Bevacizumab and Lapatinib in Children With Recurrent or Refractory Ependymoma
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Objective Response Rate [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Primary endpoint is objective response rate, complete response plus partial response (CR+PR) sustained for at least four weeks. Complete Response (CR) - Complete disappearance on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of all enhancing tumor and mass effect, on a stable or decreasing dose of corticosteroids (or receiving only adrenal replacement doses), accompanied by a stable or improving neurologic examination and must be sustained for at least 4 weeks. If CSF was positive it must become negative. Partial Response (PR) - Greater than or equal to 50% reduction in tumor size by bi-dimensional measurement on a stable or decreasing dose of corticosteroids, accompanied by stable or improving neurologic examination and must be sustained for at least 4 weeks.
| Estimated Enrollment:
| Study Start Date:
| Estimated Primary Completion Date:
||May 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Experimental: Bevacizumab + Lapatinib
Bevacizumab 10 mg/kg given by vein over 90 minutes for first injection (30-60 minutes for subsequent doses) every 2 weeks while on study (2 times during each 4-week "study cycle"). Lapatinib Pills of 700 mg/m^2/dose given orally 2 times each day.
10 mg/kg given by vein over 90 minutes for first injection (30-60 minutes for subsequent doses) every 2 weeks while on study (2 times during each 4-week "study cycle").
- Anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody
Pills of 700 mg/m^2/dose given orally 2 times each day.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||up to 21 Years
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- Age: Patient must be < or = 21 years of age.
- Tumor: Patients must have recurrent or refractory intracranial ependymoma (including myxopapillary, clear cell, papillary, tanycytic, and anaplastic ependymoma) or subependymoma. Patients with primary diagnosis of intracranial ependymoma with spinal cord metastases or relapse are eligible. The diagnosis must be confirmed by the CERN enrolling site's pathologist on tissue from either the initial presentation or time of recurrence prior to registration. For central pathology review and trial biological studies, submission of a paraffin block with tumor measuring at least 1 cm x 1 cm in area is preferred, but 15 x 5micro m unstained sections on slides may be provided by the referring laboratory instead. Tissue must be submitted within 60 days after enrollment for central processing and analysis.
- Patients must have measureable disease which is defined as at least one measurable lesion that can be accurately measured in 2 planes. Diffuse leptomeningeal involvement ("sugar coating") that does not allow measurement of at least one lesion in 2 planes will not be considered measurable disease.
- Patients may have had any number of prior treatment regimens (including biologic) before or after radiotherapy. Patients may not have previously been treated with Bevacizumab or Lapatinib. Gliadel wafers must be approved by CERN PI (Project Leader, Co-Leader and Protocol PI).
- Neurological Deficits: Patients with neurological deficits should have deficits that are stable or improving for a minimum of 1 week prior to registration.
- Performance Score: Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS for > 16 years of age) or Lansky Performance Score (LPS for < or = 16 years of age) > or = 50 assessed within 2 weeks prior to registration.
- Evidence of recovery from any prior chemotherapy. No myelosuppressive anticancer chemotherapy or biological therapy within 3 weeks (6 weeks if a nitrosourea or mitomycin C agent) prior to registration.
- Prior/Concurrent Therapy: XRT: Patients must have had prior radiation therapy for treatment of their ependymoma. XRT must be > or = 3 months prior to registration for craniospinal irradiation (> or = 18 Gy); > or = 4 weeks for local radiation to primary tumor; and > or = 2 weeks prior to registration for focal irradiation to symptomatic metastatic sites.
- Prior/Concurrent Therapy: Bone Marrow Transplant: > or = 3 months prior to registration for autologous bone marrow/stem cell transplant.
- Prior/Concurrent Therapy: Anti-convulsants: Patients with seizure disorder may be enrolled if well controlled. Patients receiving enzyme-inducing anticonvulsants are not eligible for this study. Patients must be off EIACD for at least 2 weeks prior to registration.
- Prior/Concurrent Therapy: Corticosteroids: Patients who are receiving corticosteroids must be on a stable or decreasing dose for at least 1 week prior to registration.
- Prior/Concurrent Therapy: Growth Factors: Off all colony forming growth factor(s) > or = 2 weeks prior to registration (G-CSF, GM-CSF, Erythropoietin).
- Patients must not have received: CYP3A4 inhibitors within seven (7) days prior to registration on protocol and for the duration of the study. However, amiodarone, another CYP3A4 inhibitor, should have been discontinued 6 months prior to registration and for the duration of the study.
- Patient must not have received: CYP3A4 inducers within fourteen (14) days prior to registration and for the duration of the study.
- Patient must not have received: Cimetidine within 48 hours prior and for the duration of the study.
- The following laboratory values must be assessed within 7 days prior to registration and must be repeated if initial labs were done greater than (>seven) (7) calendar days prior to the start of therapy. Organ Function: Must have adequate organ function and marrow function as defined by the following parameters: Bone Marrow: Absolute neutrophil count >or =1000microliter, Platelets > or = 100,000 microliter (transfusion independent), Hemoglobin >or =8.0 g/dL. Renal: Serum creatinine <or = 1.5 times upper limit of institutional for age or GFR>or = 70ml/min/1.73m2 Hepatic: Total bilirubin < or = 1.5 times upper limit of normal for age: SGPT (ALT)<2.5x institutional upper limit of normal for age and albumin > or = 2g/dL. No overt renal, hepatic, cardiac or pulmonary disease.
- No overt renal, hepatic, cardiac or pulmonary disease.
- Adequate cardiac function, assessed within 2 weeks prior to registration, defined as: shortening fraction of > or = 27% by echocardiogram, or ejection fracture (LVEF) > or = 50% by gated radionucleotide study.
- Adequate pulmonary function, assessed within 2 weeks prior to registration, defined as: no evidence of dyspnea at rest, no exercise intolerance, and a pulse oximetry > 94% if there is clinical indication for determination.
- Signed informed consent according to institutional guidelines must be obtained.
- Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately and will be removed from the study.
- Patient must begin therapy within 7 calendar days of registration.
- Patients may not have previously been treated with Bevacizumab or Lapatinib.
- Patients with any significant medical illnesses that, in the investigator's opinion, cannot be adequately controlled with appropriate therapy or would compromise the patient's ability to tolerate this therapy.
- Patients with any disease that would obscure toxicity or dangerously alter drug metabolism.
- Patients receiving any other anticancer or experimental drug therapy.
- Patients with uncontrolled infection.
- Patients on enzyme inducing anticonvulsants.
- Patients with > / = Grade 2 uncontrolled hypertension.
- History of a stroke, myocardial infarction, or unstable angina in the previous 6 months.
- Evidence of a bleeding diathesis, coagulopathy or PT INR>1.5.
- Patients who require the use of therapeutic anti-coagulation: except as required to maintain patency of preexisting permanent vascular catheter.
- Pre-existing coagulopathy or thrombosis: Patients must not have been previously diagnosed with a deep venous or arterial thrombosis (including pulmonary embolism), and must not have a known thrombophilic condition.
- Patients must have recovered from any surgical procedure before enrolling on this study.
- History of an abdominal fistula, GI perforation, or intra-abdominal abscess within previous 6 months.
- A serious, non healing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture.
- Evidence of a new intracranial or intratumoral hemorrhage that is larger than a punctuate size on baseline MRI obtained within 14 days prior to study registration.
- If there is proteinuria present on dipstick, patients must have a 24 hour urine collection. Patients are excluded if they have >500 mg protein on 24 hour urine collection.
- Pregnancy: Females of childbearing potential must have negative serum or urine pregnancy test within 7 days prior to study entry. The effects of lapatinib on the developing human fetus are unknown. However, bevacizumab is known to be teratogenic and detrimental to fetal development and endometrial proliferation, thereby having a negative effect on fertility.
- Breastfeeding: Because there is an unknown but potential risk for adverse events in nursing infants secondary to treatment of the mother with lapatinib of bevacizumab, breastfeeding should be discontinued if the mother is treated on this study.
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|Stanford University Medical Center
|Stanford, California, United States, 94305 |
|Children's Memorial Hospital
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60614 |
|Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229 |
|Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213 |
|St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
|Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105 |
|University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030 |
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
CERN Foundation - Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network
||Michael E. Rytting, MD
||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
|Study First Received:
||April 17, 2009
||September 5, 2014
||United States: Institutional Review Board
Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Anti-VEGF Monoclonal Antibody
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 23, 2015
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protein Kinase Inhibitors